‘This is not love’: victim of coercive control says she saw red flags from start –

‘Natalie Curtis decided to leave her husband when he marched her to a pawn shop to sell her wedding and engagement ring.’

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The Guardian, 21st January 2019

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Javid accused of giving way to police over no conferring rule – Home Office

Posted January 18th, 2019 in codes of practice, death in custody, firearms, inquests, news, ombudsmen, police by tracey

‘The government was accused of watering down plans for a total ban on police conferring after the deaths of suspects, after it approved new rules for officers following the most controversial cases. The home secretary, Sajid Javid, on Thursday approved revised rules first drawn up by the police watchdog in 2014, but changed after fierce opposition from the police and claims that armed officers would lay down their weapons in protest.’

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The Guardian, 17th January 2019

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Metropolitan Police strip-searching children in cases ‘not properly justified’, inspection findsMetropolitan Police strip-searching children in cases ‘not properly justified’, inspection finds – The Independent

‘Children are being strip-searched by London’s Metropolitan Police in cases that may not be “properly justified”, a watchdog has found.’

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The Independent, 16th January 2019

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Police misconduct: Watchdog ‘bringing wrong cases’ – BBC News

Posted January 17th, 2019 in disciplinary procedures, news, ombudsmen, police, professional conduct, statistics by tracey

‘Only five police officers in England and Wales were dismissed in the last three years following misconduct cases ordered by the police watchdog.’

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BBC News, 17th January 2019

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Knifeman shot by police ‘lawfully killed’ – BBC News

Posted January 15th, 2019 in firearms, inquests, news, offensive weapons, police by tracey

‘A knife-wielding man shot by police after imprisoning his fiancée in his flat was lawfully killed, an inquest has concluded.’

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BBC News, 14th January 2019

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West Midlands Police ‘fails to record 16,600 violent crimes’ – BBC News

Posted January 15th, 2019 in criminal records, news, police, reports, statistics, violence by tracey

‘West Midlands Police is “failing victims” and not recording more than 16,600 violent crimes each year, a watchdog has said.’

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BBC News, 15th January 2019

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Hillsborough disaster: David Duckenfield’s trial due to begin – BBC News

‘The manslaughter trial of the police officer in command during the Hillsborough disaster will begin later.’

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BBC News, 14th January 2018

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It’s My Party and I’ll Cry/Sue for Accreditation if I Want To – Panopticon

Posted January 11th, 2019 in data protection, media, news, police, political parties by sally

‘How does data protection law feed into, and support, challenges to police action in the form of refusing press accreditation for a political party conference? The Divisional Court considered this in R (Segalov) v Chief Constable of Sussex Police & Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police [2018] EWHC 3187 (Admin).’

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Panopticon, 10th January 2019

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Government to hand police new powers to tackle illegal use of drones – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 10th, 2019 in aircraft, airports, consultations, fines, investigatory powers, news, police by sally

‘The Government has announced plans to hand police new powers to deal with the illegal use of drones.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th January 2019

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Police officers can do anything that a citizen can – UK Police Law Blog

Posted January 9th, 2019 in citizenship, EC law, immigration, news, police by sally

‘The case of R (Application of the Centre for Advice on Individual Rights in Europe) and (1) Sec State Home Dept (2) Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2018] EWCA 2837 (Civ) holds that police officers have the power to do anything that an ordinary citizen can do.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 3rd January 2019

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Police handed new anti-drone powers after Gatwick disruption – The Guardian

Posted January 8th, 2019 in aircraft, airports, fines, investigatory powers, news, police by sally

‘Police will be handed extra powers to combat drones after the mass disruption at Gatwick airport in the run-up to Christmas.’

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The Guardian, 8th January 2018

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Police spy misleads inquiry about sexual relations with women – The Guardian

Posted January 7th, 2019 in inquiries, news, police, spying by sally

‘A police spy appears to have misled a public inquiry about sexual relationships he had with two women while he was undercover.’

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The Guardian, 6th January 2019

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Most police forces fail to meet fingerprint evidence standards – The Guardian

Posted January 7th, 2019 in evidence, fingerprints, forensic science, news, police, standards by sally

‘Less than 10% of police forces have met basic quality standards for fingerprint evidence, the government’s forensic science regulator has warned.’

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The Guardian, 7th January 2019

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Bungling police lost important documents in Guildford IRA bomb case, coroner hears – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 21st, 2018 in bereavement, coroners, documents, inquests, Ireland, miscarriage of justice, news, police, victims by tracey

‘Bungling police lost important documents in Guildford IRA bomb case, coroner hears.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th December 2018

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Police trawls of rape victims’ private data to be investigated – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2018 in data protection, news, police, privacy, rape, victims by tracey

‘UK watchdog inquiry into possible routine breaching of privacy and data regulations.’

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The Guardian, 20th December 2018

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Kingsley Burrell family call for inquiry after sacking of police officer – The Guardian

‘The family of Kingsley Burrell, who died in police custody in 2011, have renewed their calls for a public inquiry after one of the officers involved was sacked for lying about the events leading to the death, as well as failing in his duty of care.’

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The Guardian, 18th December 2018

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Nominal damages only for technically unlawful arrest and detention – UK Police Law blog

Posted December 14th, 2018 in damages, detention, news, police, wrongful arrest by tracey

‘The latest decision of the Court of Appeal in Parker v Chief Constable of Essex Police [2018] EWCA Civ 2788 is important for all police lawyers. The facts are quite detailed but, essentially, where the police perform an unlawful arrest (which would result in unlawful detention), the arrested person will receive only nominal damages where they could and would have been lawfully arrested had the correct procedures been followed.’

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UK Police Law blog, 13th December 2018

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Children: Public Law Update (December 2018) – Family Law Week

Posted December 14th, 2018 in care orders, child abuse, disclosure, evidence, family courts, identification, news, police, proof by tracey

‘John Tughan QC of 4 Paper Buildings reviews recent, important Children Public Law cases.’

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Family Law Week, 13th December 2018

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Cheshire PC jailed for raping 13-year-old girl – BBC News

Posted December 13th, 2018 in child abuse, news, police, rape, sentencing by tracey

‘A police officer who only joined the force “to gain the keys to a sweetshop” has been jailed for raping a girl.’

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BBC News, 13th December 2018

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Police win Michael Barrymore wrongful arrest challenge – The Guardian

Posted December 13th, 2018 in appeals, compensation, damages, false imprisonment, murder, news, police, rape, wrongful arrest by tracey

‘Police have won a challenge against a decision that had paved the way for entertainer Michael Barrymore to receive substantial damages over a wrongful arrest he says destroyed his career.’

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The Guardian, 12th December 2018

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